In the Community: Hudson Opera House Community Forum on Education Options in the Hudson Area


Hudson Opera House, located at 327 Warren Street in Hudson, will be holding a community forum on Education Options in the Hudson Area on Sunday, February 23rd from 2-5pm. Hudson Area Library will be one of the many local organizations to have a table at this event, and it is free and open to the public. The forum will include keynote speaker Michael Strong, educator and author, followed by the panel and a question and answer session. Reception and refreshments will follow. Child care activity for children ages 5 and up will be offered in the Hudson Opera House’s workshop room during the program. Please note that seating is limited. For more information, call 518-822-1438 or visit the Hudson Opera House website.

The Friends of the Hudson Area Library Presents: Kids Book Sale and Magic Show


Book Sale Room bargains abound for kids of all ages during a special two-day sale on February 21st and 22nd. On Friday, 11-4pm and Saturday 10-2pm, the Friends of the Hudson Area Library will be offering thousands of children’s books at bargain prices. This is a perfect opportunity to bring the kids to the library and purchase great books to encourage reading throughout the year!  Continue reading

Special February Children’s Programs

Library Lovers’ Month continues in the Children’s Room as the Kids First Initiative provides some lovely children’s programs and events, as usual free of charge! During the HCSD’s Mid-Winter Recess the Children’s Room will be staffed from 10am-8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10am-5pm Thursday and Friday. Here is the special events Children’s Room calendar for February:
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Valentine’s Day Crafts: Tuesday, February 11th from 3:30-7:30pm, All ages
Create beautiful Valentine’s day cards and crafts to take home or give as gifts!
Friends Kids Book Sale: Friday, February 21st from 11am-4pm and Saturday, February 22nd from 10am-2pm
Music+Art+Books=Musical Master with Shelly Ley: Friday, February 21st from 11am-12pm, Ages 5-10
Read musical books, dance to lyrical music and create a piece of art that connects it all.
Wildlife Detectives with Chelsea Benson from Mud Creek: Friday, February 21st from 12pm-1pm, All ages
Join Mud Creek Environmental Center educator Chelsea Benson for a Critter Scene Investigation! Make a plaster cast of an animal track to take home, too!
Black History Month Program: Friday, February 21st from 2-3pm, All ages
Fun craft projects and healthy snacks will be provided.
Special Magic Show with Entertainer D3mAgIc: Saturday, February 22nd from 11am-1pm, sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Area Library
Storytelling with Movement with Visual Movement Artist, Victoria Wilde Langley: Saturday, February 22nd from 1-2pm, All ages
Focusing on storytelling through physical play and communication, this program
contributes to the development of expression, intellect and a flexible

February is Library Lovers’ Month!

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18,828…that’s the number of reasons to love your library! That is the number of the regular print books on our shelves, and that doesn’t even include large print books, audio books, music CDs, or DVDs! However, a library’s value resides in much more than just the materials that it loans out. A library is a place to learn a new language, to earn your GED, to hone your computer skills, to meet with others or a place to just read and relax. Many of the services and materials available through the library are free, which makes your local library an invaluable resource to the community. Consider showing your love for Hudson Area Library with a monetary donation, applying to be a volunteer at our front desk, or just stopping by to say hello! We couldn’t open our doors without our valued patrons and volunteers, so thank you for the love you’ve shown our library over the years!

Take Your Child to the Library Day, Saturday, February 1st

Take Your Child to the Library Day was started by a Connecticut children’s librarian in 2012 and this year will include more than 350 libraries. Join us for this special event on Saturday, February 1st from 10am-3pm and check out everything the Hudson Area Library has to offer children and families: books, movies, crafts, games, homework help, special events, and a safe, welcoming place to spend time together.

Folk Dance of Argentina: The Chacarera, Saturday January 18th at 12:00pm

Credit: Vega, C. (1962): Danzas Argentinas. Buenos Aires: Fondo Nacional de Las Artes

Credit: Vega, C. (1962): Danzas Argentinas. Buenos Aires: Fondo Nacional de Las Artes

Your children can learn a fun, cultural dance with dance teacher Victoria Wilde Langley of Mouvance: Intergraded Movement, Saturday, January 18th at 12:00pm. The Chacarera is a partner dance with similarities to many Ibero-American folk dances. Chacarera is a dance of lively rhythm, great for energetic youngsters. Join in the fun with this opportunity to explore international folk dance and culture!

New Graphic Novel Section Open for Browsing in Children’s Room

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Take a step up from comic books: introduce your child to graphic novels! Our children’s graphic novel section has something for all levels of kid readers, from preschool to junior high, including award-winning titles and popular series. Here you can find novels of all kinds, like fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, science fiction, adventure, history, biography and more! A graphic novel is a book told through a combination of words and illustrations. Graphic novels are great resources for reluctant and struggling readers and help young readers of all reading levels to develop visual literacy skills.